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Bowel cancer checks at record high ‘thanks to Dame Deborah James’

Bowel cancer checks at record high ‘thanks to Dame Deborah James’
NHSによると, between the months of May and July, 170,500 people referred for checks for suspected lower gastro-intestinal cancers.

Record numbers of people are having bowel cancer checks after the death of campaigner Dame Deborah James, health bosses have said.

デボラ夫人, 彼女のソーシャル メディア ハンドル、Bowel Babe によっても知られています。, had been raising awareness about the disease until her death on June 28 歳の時に 40.

による NHS, between the months of May and July, 170,500 people referred for checks for suspected lower gastro-intestinal cancers.

It is up over 30,000 の同時期と比較して 2021, そしてほぼ 80,000 higher than the same period two years ago.

Dame Deborah James, with her husband Sebastien Bowen during a private tour at the Chelsea Flower Show (The Harkness Rose Company/PA)
Dame Deborah James, with her husband Sebastien Bowen during a private tour at the Chelsea Flower Show (The Harkness Rose Company/PA)

Figures also showed referrals for bowel cancer hit an all-time high in the second week of July, shortly after Dame Deborah’s death, アップ 60% on pre-pandemic levels.

The last three months also saw almost 200,000 more visitors to the NHS website to check symptoms of the disease.

National cancer director Dame Cally Palmer said: “Thanks to the brave and relentless campaigning of Dame Deborah James, bowel cancer has come to the forefront of a national conversation on catching cancer as early as possible, and the fact that we have seen record numbers of people coming forward for bowel cancer checks shows people are taking the illness seriously and speaking to their GPS それについて.

“It is so important that we continue the work of Dame Deborah to raise awareness of bowel cancer and save more lives, so to anyone who has noticed symptoms, please do come forward.”

Genevieve Edwards, chief executive at Bowel Cancer UK, 言う: 「「 visiting bowelcanceruk.org.uk has never been higher, with tens of thousands more people seeking information about the symptoms of the disease since Dame Deborah James’ tragic death.

“There was also a spike in people affected by bowel cancer posting on our forum, contacting our Ask the Nurse service and we know that people have visited their GP as a result of hearing her story.”

5月上旬, Dame Deborah さんは、積極的な治療をやめ、ウォーキングにある実家で終末期ケアを受けていることを明らかにしました。, サリー, 夫と二人の子供を連れて.

The podcaster was diagnosed in 2016 and kept her one million Instagram followers up to date with her treatments.

彼女の進行状況と診断に関する彼女の率直な投稿, 治療中の彼女のダンスのビデオを含む, 世間やマスコミから絶賛された.

ローレン・マホンとレイチェル・ブランドと並んで, she launched the , Me And The Big C ポッドキャスト 2018.

She was made a dame, 首相と ボリス・ジョンソン 言って: 「名誉が十分に値するものであったとしたら, これです。"

More than anyone I know she loved life, even more so when it became so short and each minute counted

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Dame Deborah later said she felt “honoured and shocked” to be considered for the honour.

Her husband Sebastien Bowen has spoken about the difficulties of the last few months he spent with the former deputy headteacher, whom he married in France in 2008.

Mr Bowen told the Times: “She was making the most of every last moment. But that was her. That is how I will always remember Deborah – the ability in the worst of times to embrace life.

“More than anyone I know she loved life, even more so when it became so short and each minute counted.”

彼は続けた: “She was so weak she couldn’t do much on her own, which she found frustrating as she was naturally fiercely independent.

“She was paralysed at the end from her waist down and had to deal with the psychological battle of the reality of her new handicap. She couldn’t even go to the kitchen to get food or clean or dress herself.

“I’m not going to pretend it was easy. It was a new experience for all of us and we had to find our feet, but it also brought us closer to her and to each other.”